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Can drinking too much water ever be a bad thing or cause weight gain?

Can drinking too much water ever be a bad thing or cause weight gain?

Yes: In fact, you can have too much of a good thing. If you drink too much water (we are talking an immense amount) or try to hold your bladder, you can retain too much water in your body. This can cause a problem with the salt concentrations in your body which can lead to a host of problems. This can include heart problems and problems with the signals of your nerves and to your muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining

Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining

Hello : Hello ensure makes a number of different products. Many of these are used after a person has had surgery, is in a debiliated state or is losing weight. They are often used as a supplement to prevent a person from losing weight and to ensure that they are getting balanced nutrition. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause weight gain?

Does drinking alcohol cause weight gain?

YES: Have you ever heard of "beer belly"? Alcohol has lots of calories that your body does not need for nourishment, and it's easy to forget this when drinking. Here's an article & list: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/alcohol_and_nutrition/page3.Htm#weight the more sweet and exotic drinks are even more fattening than those listed here. ...Read more

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Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk. ...Read more

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Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

Not a good idea: You are right that drinking soda will not cause weight gain if you limit total calories for the day to keep your weight neutral, which is your basal metabolic rate plus calories used in daily activities&exercise if any but why sugar containing sodas are bad is that when you drink sodas, it causes rebound hypoglycemia and makes you hungry and you eat or drink more soda.Even the diet sodas cause obesi. ...Read more

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Is cold water or cold food causes weight gain?

No: Weight gain is more calories in than out, rather than the temperature. Maintaining a healthy weight is difficult enough without these "pop" superstitions. The best thing to do is get aerobically fit and avoid greasy / salty / sugary foods that folks tend to overeat -- soon these will become unpleasant for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is causing me to gain so much water weight?Im not overeating, can mega chews cause weight gain? Not taking them anymore, on simvastatin and celebre

What is causing me to gain so much water weight?Im not overeating, can mega chews cause weight gain? Not taking them anymore, on simvastatin and celebre

You might: Have kidney or heart disease, so you should consult your doctor. It depends on how much weight you have gained, but just to make sure go see a doctor. ...Read more